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The Longmont Leader accepts op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics. Do you have something you would like to share about the community? Is there a topic that you are particularly passionate about? Let us know. 

To submit a contribution, email info@longmontleader.com. Publication will be at the discretion of the editor and published opinions do not represent the views of The Longmont Leader or its staff.

Inside the Ballot Box: C is for charity

Inside the Ballot Box: C is for charity

Constitutional Amendment C, which was referred to the ballot by the state Legislature, would change the age requirements for charities able to conduct charitable gaming and would allow them to pay those who help with such games.
Money Monday: Emergency funds

Money Monday: Emergency funds

Should I have an emergency fund? If so, how much and what are good places to invest?
Ask the Introvert: Exploring your questions about introvert life, work and happiness

Ask the Introvert: Exploring your questions about introvert life, work and happiness

"Even if you don’t think of yourself as introverted, you may find some helpful info here. Why? Because, to paraphrase Ben Franklin, we assume our differences divide us only to find we share common ground."
Longmont Wild: Fires can help an ecosystem

Longmont Wild: Fires can help an ecosystem

The National Park Service estimates that about 85% of forest fires are started by humans, usually by carelessness.
Centura Health on health: Your health and safety is our top priority

Centura Health on health: Your health and safety is our top priority

"The team at Longmont United Hospital appreciates that fears around contracting COVID-19 are real for many. Still, my colleagues and I are equally fearful of the risks associated with ignoring other medical complaints."
Inside the Ballot Box: Reducing tax rate will do great harm to state economy

Inside the Ballot Box: Reducing tax rate will do great harm to state economy

Proposition 116: State income tax rate reduction has qualified for the ballot.
Money Monday: How to use your inheritance wisely

Money Monday: How to use your inheritance wisely

I just received a large inheritance, what should I do?
Longmont United Hospital on health: Wildfire smoke can impact your health

Longmont United Hospital on health: Wildfire smoke can impact your health

"Compounds in the smoke put stress on our bodies and can release potentially dangerous molecules into the bloodstream — increasing the chances of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes."
Inside the Ballot Box: A look at the measure to bring wolves back to the Western Slope

Inside the Ballot Box: A look at the measure to bring wolves back to the Western Slope

Proposition 107: Reintroduction of gray wolves. Should the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission restore wolves to Colorado’s Western Slope?
Money Monday: Saving for college

Money Monday: Saving for college

My kid is starting high school and I am recently divorced. Do you have any suggestions for the best way to save for college with the limited time I have?